IN a phone conversation posted in its entirety at the StopAIPAC.org website, Bolton told adoring AIPAC members that he had hoped sanctions imposed by the United Nations on Iran would be followed by a more "dramatic" response on Iran's part, such as withdrawing from the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which could then "produce a counter-reaction" That would be seen as "beneficial". Specifically what counter-reaction he had in mind was not specified. However, it seems clear, for this one former Administration official, is that the game is not to avoid conflict, but to escalate it.
Read this entire conversation (and even hear an audio clip) of Bolton's very candid comments he made as "a free man" just after he left his position as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
Below is a transcript of the relevant part of the conversation:
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